Resident Commissioner Francisco A DELGADO

YEARS 1886-1964
OFFICE Resident Commissioner
STATE Philippine Islands
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 74th (1935-1937)

Resident Commissioner Francisco A DELGADO Biography

DELGADO, Francisco A., a Resident Commissioner from the Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands; born in Bulacan, Bulacan Province, Luzon, Philippine Islands, January 25, 1886; attended Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Manila, P.I.; attended Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, P.I.; attended Colegio Filipino, Manila, P.I.; was a government student (pensionado); attended Los Angeles (Calif.) High School, and Compton (Calif.) Union High School; L.L.B., Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., 1907; attended University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.; L.L.M., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1908; was admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced practice in Indianapolis, Ind.; returned to the Philippine Islands in 1908; law clerk, Government of the Philippine Islands; law division chief, executive bureau, Government of the Philippine Islands, c. 1908-1913; lawyer, private practice; Philippine Army National Guard, 1918; member of the Philippines national council of defense, 1918; member of the Philippine house of representatives, 1931-1934; elected as a Nacionalista to the Seventy-fourth Congress and served until a successor was qualified in accordance with the new form of government of the Commonwealth of the Philippine Islands (August 22, 1934-February 14, 1936); appointed justice of the Philippine court of appeals 1936-1937; delegate to the International Committee of Jurists at Washington, D.C., and to the United Nations Conference at San Francisco in April 1945; member of the Philippines war damage commission, 1946-1951; member of the Philippine senate, 1951-1957; ambassador to the United Nations, 1958-1962; died on October 27, 1964, in Manila, P.I.; interment at Manila North Cemetery, Manila, P.I. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

External Research Collections

University of Pennsylvania Special Collections, Van Pelt Library Philadelphia, PA Papers: In the Marian Anderson Papers, 1957, 1 item. Contains letter from Francisco Delgado, Rotary Club of Manila.


Delgado, Francisco Afan. “A Comparison Between the Status of the Roman Peregrinii and that of the Inhabitants of the United States Insular Possessions.” L.L.M. thesis, Yale University, 1908. ___. Las Restricciones injustas sobre los derechos de la esposa en relación con sus bienes parafernales y la sociedad de gananciales deben desparecer del código civil… Manila, P.I.: Bureau of Printing, 1933. ___. Legal Ethics. Manila, P.I.: Afan Pub. House, 1946.

Francisco A DELGADO Committee Assignments

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